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TECHNICAL SKILLS Training Classes

BOBCAD/CAM-CAD Training/CNC Programming Course

The West Virginia Wood Technology Center is offering a one week (40 hour) course focusing on CAD (Computer Aided Drafting) Training, CNC (Computer Numeric Control) Programming and using the BobCAD-CAM system. Find out what a computer-numerically-controlled router can do for your business or your hobbyist interest.  This two-spindle machine has a large 5' x 10' worktable that can accept full sheets of plywood or other panels.  Accurately produce cabinet or furniture parts, odd-shaped and curved parts, signs, templates and many other products.  We can provide custom programming, prototypes, and short production runs for you to evaluate the return on investment for this technology. 

This course will include a thorough study and explanation of the BobCAD-CAM system as well as the drafting software (BobCAD) used to program the machine. Students will develop different techniques and processes for creating drawings from scratch as well as different techniques to generate tool path. Students will be provided with class room lecture/lab, as well as, hands on experience. For the final project, students will be required to create a drawing for a part, generate the tool path, and machine the part out on the WTC’s CNC Router.

Moulder Safety, Setup & Operation Course

The West Virginia Wood Technology Center is offering a one week (40 hour) course focusing on Moulder Safety, Setup and operation.  This course will benefit anyone who wants to become familiar or have a refresher with Moulder set up, operation and safety.  This popular workshop gives employees and management-level personnel an updated refreshed overview of working with a Moulder.

This workshop will include a thorough study and explanation of the Weinig Moulder shown below, emphasizing the basics of Lock-out/Tag-out procedures, the importance of tooling, use of cutter head mounting systems, and an overview of precision measurement.

CAD/CAM Specialist Program

The CAD/CAM Specialist Program includes the following courses: